Part 39: Let's hit the road!

Can you monitor how much you drive your car, even if your car wouldn't have any way to report back to Zabbix? Of course you can! By day, I am a Lead Site Reliability Engineer in a global cyber security company. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them. Welcome to my blog about the project.

Double-digit negative values now working in Zabbix 6.4.0rc2

Yay! Back in part 37 of this blog I found out that double-digit negative values were not correctly colorised by their threshold in a single item value widget. But, like I expected, Zabbix the company was quick to fix the issue after I reported it as this was such a trivial fix, and the bug has been now fixed in Zabbix 6.4.0rc2. Behold!

Part 38: Yes I have NetFlow at home, but what is it good for?

In part 36 of this series, I did let you know I have NetFlow monitoring at home. But for what is it good for, other than geek factor? By day, I am a Lead Site Reliability Engineer in a global cyber security company. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them. Welcome to my blog about the project.

Part 37: Welcome, Zabbix 6.4.0(rc1), possibly with a trivial bug

Three cheers for dynamic item value background colours! I just upgraded to Zabbix 6.4.0rc1 and the new dynamic panels literally bring new colour to my life. But... YO ZABBIX TEAM! Did I find a bug?

I updated to Zabbix 6.4.0 release candidate one about 30 minutes ago, and one immediate thing I have waited to get to do would be to start using the dynamic colours in the item value panels.

YAY! Now I have them.

Not yet in all of my panels, but I decided to come and write this blog post immediately for two reasons:

Zabbix saved us from a freezer incident

This morning my wife took something out of the freezer and for some reason the door was not properly closed. Unlike back in March 2022 during which a similar incident (but with an accidental power button push) started this while project, today nothing bad happened. We got alerts as soon as the freezer got too warm, and closing the door did resolve the issue in 15 minutes. Thanks, Zabbix!

Part 35: can you debug baby's nocturnal waking?

Can you debug your baby's unreliable nocturnal sleeping cycle with Zabbix? Of course you can! Or, as babies can be very random, maybe "possibly". Additionally, can you monitor when your baby goes to her night sleep with Zabbix? Of course you can! By day, I am a lead site reliability engineer in a global cybersecurity company. By night, I monitor my home with Zabbix & Grafana and do some weird experiments with them.

Not really any new functionality in this post, but utilising the data my Zabbix is collecting. 

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